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how can resource conservation benefit the environment
Meta: If you are wondering how can resource conservation benefit the environment, take a look at the useful ways you can reduce your reliance on natural resources.    If we want a healthy environment, we need to take steps to conserve resources. Even though there is a day set aside to celebrate World Nature Conservation, we should take small steps to...
Garbage On Rocks
Water is, perhaps, the most precious resource available on the planet. For a large amount of life to exist on Earth, access to fresh water is crucial. Despite the fact that water comprises more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, only about 2.5 percent of this water can be qualified as “fresh.” Though ample water can be found...
Forest Being Cleared
Imagine a world without rain forests: no centuries-old trees to see and no unique animals to watch. That world could become reality in a hundred years if deforestation continues at the rate it’s happening today. Right now, forests cover about 30 percent of the Earth’s landmass. However, that number is quickly dropping as millions of acres of forests are...
Plasma ball energy
Plasma energy is produced when fusion takes place in a controlled and magnetized environment. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, a gas in which a sufficient amount of energy is present to enable ions and electrons to coexist. Scientific evidence suggests that plasma is actually the most common state of matter in the universe, and plasmas are even...
Green technology combines science and technology to reach a goal of repairing the world’s ecosystems. Also known as environmental or clean technology, this strategy encompasses a wide variety of techniques, such as green building, recycling and using clean energy. The ultimate goal is to conserve nature and make the Earth a sustainable place for future generations. We’re digging into...
namib desert with landmarks and cities
Along the southwest coast of Africa, you’ll find the expansive desert known as the Namib. Aptly named, Namib translates to “vast place” in English. The desert exists along the coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa and covers over 1,200 miles of the African landscape. Thanks to its interesting geological conditions, the Namib is one of the most interesting deserts...
green car with leaves and plug icon
In recent years, a number of companies have been releasing cars that are labeled "green".  We take this to mean Eco-friendly or energy efficient, but what makes a car be labeled as such?  According to Wikipedia, a green vehicle "is a road motor vehicle that produces less harmful impacts to the environment than comparable conventional internal combustion engine vehicles...
person holding small tree in their hands
Throughout history, political issues have come and gone.  Unless I'm mistaken, people just don't get fired up about the government's purchase rate of silver or the monopolizing oil companies. While this thought is true for most issues, the environment is of constant concern, whether in danger or not. Below are a list of the top five individuals that have...

Pollution

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Many pollution-related mechanisms degrade ecosystems and maintain them at degraded states. Some of the pollution topics are addressed below.Oil PollutionPersistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)Dead ZonesMarine DebrisNoise Pollution
Sean Van Sommeran has served as the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz, California based Pelagic Shark Research Foundation (PSRF) since he established the organization in 1990. The PSRF is an independent, non-profit research, education, and conservation group. Originally an affiliate of the Earth Island Institute, Van Sommeran and the PSRF has been outspoken advocates for elasmobranch conservation and...